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Countdown to the 2022 Olympic Winter Games

Blunck is Starting to Feel "Back"

By Andrew Gauthier
December, 10 2020
Blunck Butter
Aaron Blunck performing a stylish nose butter to cap off his run at the 2020 Land Rover U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain, Calif. (U.S. Ski & Snowboard - Sarah Brunson)

Back-to-back FIS Freeski Halfpipe World Champion and U.S. Freeski Team member Aaron Blunck recently caught up with Team USA's David Seigerman to discuss his renewed perspective on life after a bone-crushing crash during training camp this past October in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. 



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Aaron discussed his new appreciation of the little wins in life and relived his thought process following the devasting impact. Aaron also shared his experience at the 2020 Land Rover U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain, Calif., where he was seemingly unstoppable according to the judges and his fellow athletes.

"There was no one watching on this tentative October morning, no gallery of awestruck fans lining the halfpipe, no television analysts rendered agog by some cutting-edge aerial display. There were no flips, no twists, no corkscrews, none of the graceful acrobatics associated with Aaron Blunck, two-time defending world champion freestyle skier. For an athlete-artist whose canvas is mid-air, this one move on this solitary morning was decidedly pedestrian. But for Blunck, it was glorious." 

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